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There are 14 comments on Could You Average 57,000 Steps a Day?

  1. “Last year’s first-place stepper logged a total of 1,749,272 steps”

    Sheesh, could I at least get a mention? Having finished in the top three for the past three challenges I believe myself and my feet deserve it.

    1. You took the words right out of my mouth, Danny. It would be nice if BU Today was consistent with their annual “coverage” of the FitBit challenge. It is simply amazing what you’ve accomplished in the last 3 challenges.

  2. I would like to see the article about the team and individual that increased their steps the most. Isn’t that the point of these challenges?
    How is fitness improved by riding your bike on a lower gear?

  3. José is definitely #Goals for the rest of us! As someone who also participated in the Walking Challenge, I didn’t realize that biking, or other types of motion (other than steps), could count towards your step goal, and I’m thinking maybe a lot of others didn’t realize that, as well, given the eponymous name of the challenge. So maybe an idea for next year is to call it something other than the Walking Challenge (maybe the Movement Challenge?), if other types of motion/activity can count towards your step goals? Just an idea!

  4. Kudos to all 2008 participants because 43 days is quite a haul.
    I have been walking everyday about 8-10 miles per day for the past 9 years, however, the FitBit Challenge was a workout for me. I came in # 13 in this challenge.
    In the first BU FitBit Challenge in 2017, I came in the first place individually logging in 2,656.853 steps which is still the record in the 3 years!
    I challenge BU community to keep on walking everyday – regardless of weather! Even walking in the winter in the snowstorm is a lot of fun.

    1. It was my understanding that it was a walking/step challenge, and not an exercise challenge. Biking seems to go against the spirit of the challenge. Plus there are other forms of exercise, such as swimming, that cannot be measured by a FitBit.

  5. I’m kind of curious about the article’s title, because it seems like no one was actually able to “average 57,000 steps per day.” Some people were definitely able to bike the distance, without a doubt, but that isn’t the same as steps, right? It would be great if either the author or someone who runs the Fitbit Walking Challenge could weigh in to clarify.

  6. Congrats, Jose!! From your colleagues at the BU Federal Relations office!!

    I’m sure if it would be possible, you’d jog on over to our office, instead of remotely assisting us. Hahaha!

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